Aladdin’s “Friend Like Me” in Japanese is as good as the original

Ever wondered what Genie from Disney’s Aladdin sounds like in Japanese? No? Regardless, check out the amazingly faithful adaptation by Kōichi Yamadera:

This is just more evidence to prove that Disney may have the best voice casting crew in the world. Yamadera is also known for voicing numerous Disney characters, such as Donald Duck, Stitch, Sebastian and Beast. He is also the Japanese voice for actors Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, and Jim Carrey. He’s also the voice of Donkey Kong and Spike from the popular Cowboy Bebop — truly amazing stuff. Check the voice reel for a demo of his skills.